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    Default In Search of #2 Oarlocks

    I've got a beautiful set of oars that are 2.22" diameter at the leathers. I'd like some open horn oarlocks. Anybody have a source for decent larger locks?

    -Bruce
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    Default Re: In Search of #2 Oarlocks

    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Default Re: In Search of #2 Oarlocks

    Also eBay. There are usually a few for sale there and I found several listings for #2s in a quick search just now. You have to look at the photos or ask for measurements as the sellers don't always know the difference. WC oar locks have the size number cast into the base of the horns. Also note that you may need larger sockets as well.

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    Default Re: In Search of #2 Oarlocks

    I ordered a set for my flashboat that are 2 1/2 inches from Shaw and Tenney. I've been very happy with them.

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    Default Re: In Search of #2 Oarlocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle View Post
    I ordered a set for my flashboat that are 2 1/2 inches from Shaw and Tenney. I've been very happy with them.

    Hey - somehow when I looked on the S&T site earlier I didn't find any large horn oarlocks, but I looked again and whaddyaknow? Number 1-1/2 horn oarlocks!

    http://www.shawandtenney.com/product...-horn-oarlocks

    Which is great since I have a set of oars that are too large for No. 1 oarlocks as well. Not cheap at $99 for the pair though, or $149 (!) for polished. Ouch. Might have to add them to my Christmas list...

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    Default Re: In Search of #2 Oarlocks

    Agree, not cheap, nor affordable. Tom Regan told me that it is possible to gently bend a #1 oarlock to accommodate a slightly larger oar, though I'm not sure what that does to the strength of the lock under pressure... maybe if just the outer edge of the horn, it's not a big deal.

    -Bruce
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    Default Re: In Search of #2 Oarlocks

    In the end, I ordered the Shaw and Tenney 1.5" locks with the dull finish. They fit the oars perfectly, and have a 1/2 shaft, which meant I didn't need new sockets nor did I need to redo any woodwork on my gunwale to install. I'm very happy with them. They're solid and heavy.

    -Bruce
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